Use the following equation (called the Mifflin equation) to estimate your resting metabolism. This equation is slightly different for men and women:
(10 x weight) + (6.25 x height) – (5 x age) + 5 = estimated resting metabolism
(10 x weight) + (6.25 x height) – (5 x age) – 161 = estimated resting metabolism
To use this equation, you will need to know your:
- Weight in kilograms (kg)
Divide your weight in pounds (lbs) by 2.2
- Height in centimeters (cm)
Multiply your height in inches (in) by 2.54
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